When Pakistan became an independent state in 1971, its methods of higher education and research became more and more rare. The government of Pakistan, in response to the urgent demand for higher education, began to establish institutions of higher learning and research and undertook rapid modernization under the leadership of Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan. Its first principal was Dr. Abu Haleem. In 1953, he began teaching and research activities in two faculties: the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science.
In the first two years, Karachi University was an examination university for affiliated colleges. Over the years, enrollment rates have skyrocketed. Karachi University initially had 50 students. The University now has 3 academic departments and 2 research centers and research institutes, including the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Sciences, the Faculty of Islamic Studies, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Pharmacy, and the Faculty of Pharmacy. School of Management and Administration and School of Medicine. The average number of students on campus is about 28,000. There are over 1,000 faculty members and over 3,000 assistants.
The University Campus covers an area of over 1,279 acres (5.18 sq km) and is 12 km away from the city center of Karachi. About 4% of the university’s international students come from Central Asia, South Asia, the Middle East (West Asia) and 23 different European countries. The level of teaching in the school is high, and the professors are often world-renowned scholars and scholars. In the last 40 years, the University has achieved great heights in the field of education in Pakistan and the region.
The university’s most prestigious research center is the International Center for Chemistry and Biological Sciences, which has more than 500 doctoral students in the fields of organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular medicine, genomics and nanotechnology. Hussain Ibrahim Jamal Institute of Chemistry, Panjuani PhD Center for Molecular Medicine and Pharmaceutical Development, and Jameel-ur-Rehman Genome Research Center are essential components of this multidisciplinary research center. He was appointed UNESCO High Commissioner in 2016.  The University’s Department of Physics and Statistics is a leading department and its research findings play an important role in the development of national science and technology.